Come With Us, O Blessed Jesus

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1 Come with us, O blessed Jesus,
With a faith forever new;
And in leaving now your altar,
Let us nevermore leave you.
O let your angel chorus
Cease not the heav'nly strain;
But in us, your loving children,
Bring peace, good will again.

2 You are God from everlasting.
God of God and Light of Light;
You are God, your glory veiling,
That we all may bear the sight.
Sustain us, Lord, and help us,
Our daily life to bear,
That through us, your holy teaching
May shine forth ev'rywhere.

Source: One in Faith #629b

Author: John Henry Hopkins

John Henry Hopkins, Jr., American ecclesiologist, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 28, 1820, the eldest son of pioneer parents, the father from Dublin, and the mother from Hamburg. His father was successively ironmaster, school teacher, lawyer, priest, and second Episcopal bishop of Vermont, becoming presiding bishop in 1865. The son reflected the artistic talents of both parents in music, poetry, and art. After graduation from the University of Vermont in 1839, he worked as a reporter in New York City while studying law. From 1842 to 1844, he tutored the children of Bishop Elliott of Savannah, Georgia, returning to take his M.A. from Vermont in 1845. He graduated from General Theological Seminary in 1850 and was ordain… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come with us, O blessed Jesus
Title: Come With Us, O Blessed Jesus
Author: John Henry Hopkins
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



JESU JOY is a form of the tune WERDE MUNTER, MEIN GEMUETE by Johann Schop (b. Hamburg [?], Germany, c. 1595; d. Hamburg, 1667). In 1614 Schop was appointed court musician in the Hofkapelle at Wolfenb├╝ttel. A virtuoso violinist, he also played the lute, cornetto, and trombone. He became a musician f…

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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #501

Hymnal 1982 #336

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One in Faith #629b

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